KATHLEEN COLLINS | USA | 1982 | 86 MIN | ENGLISH
Free Community Screenings, presented by PFS and ReelBlack.
Attendees Must Reserve a Free Ticket
This landmark of 1980s indie cinema is about the marriage of Sara (Seret Scott), a New York City philosophy professor preoccupied with the intellectual concept of “ecstasy,” and Victor (Bill Gunn), a painter on an artistic quest to rediscover his inspiration. The pair’s complex dynamic comes to a head when they rent a country house upstate. Funny, smart, and sensual, Losing Ground is a testament to the talents of playwright and filmmaker Kathleen Collins, who died in 1988 at age 46.
Cast: Seret Scott, Bill Gunn, Duane Jones, Billie Allen
“Feels like news, like a bulletin from a vital and as-yet-unexplored dimension of reality.” –The New York Times
Part of the FORCE IN FOCUS: THE BLACK EXPERIENCE ON FILM Series
ReelBlack and the Philadelphia Film Society are excited to open Philadelphia’s only Drive-In with Force in Focus: the Black Experience on Film, a series that explores the world through the lens of the Black experience. Force in Focus will kick off with a curated lineup that showcases the work of modern Black female filmmakers, celebrating a collection of artists who have brought vibrancy and authenticity to the screen for decades.
FORCE IN FOCUS: THE BLACK EXPERIENCE ON FILM is brought to you by PECO, a proud partner of the Philadelphia film Society.
ONLINE SALES ONLY. Operations will be check-in only, no box office sales at all will be conducted on site.
Drive-In will open 1 hour before listed showtimes. Exact showtimes are approximate; films will begin at sundown.
Tickets can be purchase up to the published showtime online.
Please make sure to have a confirmation email and/or printed ticket with you for check in.
All screenings are rain or shine unless weather is determined to be too dangerous by management.
The PFS Drive-In will strictly adhere to City-approved safety guidelines for drive-ins – click HERE to read the full list of approved guidelines & Restrictions.